Children witnessing family violence - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 85-224-X20010006461


The reactions of children who witness violence by one parent against the other can include emotional, social, cognitive, physical and behavioural maladjustment problems (Jaffe, Wolfe and Wilson 1990). These children tend to show lower levels of social competence; higher rates of depression, worry and frustration; and are more likely than other children to develop stress-related disorders and to show lower levels of empathy (Fantuzzo, et al. 1991; Graham-Bermann and Levendosky 1998; Moore and Pepler 1998; Edleson 1999b).

Issue Number: 2001000
Author(s): Dauvergne, Mia; Johnson, Sara
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PDFJune 28, 2001